Friday, October 23, 2009

Threads 121-- Step 1

Today I thread traced most of my muslin pattern pieces to my boucle. Darn, it takes a long time! Still on step 1 of the Susan Khalje's Thread 121 article...This fabric has wrecked me. It is gorgeous to the eye and touch. I love it.

The article states to pin all the pieces to the fabric before thread tracing. I am using my kitchen counter which is quite large, but I still wasn't able to fit all the pieces on it at one time. I am doing it in two stages...but don't worry...I made sure that I had plenty of fabric!

After thread tracing on the seamline, I left a 1 1/2 inch seam allowance. The article states at least 2 inches but it seemed a bit extreme.

I am ready for step 2! If I only had my silk charmeuse...maybe it will come tomorrow!


  1. I'm so impressed - I suppose thread tracing is really the way to do it - that way you really can fit the garment to perfection. I admire your dedication to quality - so glad I'm armchair sewing on this one!

  2. I understand how impatient you must be
    Have a nice week-end

  3. Looks really good. I love reading about everyone's progress.

  4. Hi Cindy, your fabric does look lovely, worth the extra effort. Thanks for the photos showing each step of the process.